allergic encephalomyelitis

noun

Medical Definition of allergic encephalomyelitis

: encephalomyelitis produced by an allergic response following the introduction of an antigenic substance into the body specifically : experimental allergic encephalomyelitis The mouse disease is called chronic allergic encephalomyelitis, and is widely used for studying MS [multiple sclerosis] and potential treatments. — Thomas H. Maugh II, The Los Angeles Times, 6 Mar. 2000

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